I started in photography in 1970. I was working on a college oriented newspaper in Philadelphia, The Drummer, and the photographer there kind of inspired me to take it up. A lot of what the paper covered was the local music scene. I didn't get to photograph much but when I started going to the Philadelphia Folk Festival I did get an unapproved and uncredentialed opportunity to shoot a music festival. The rest is history. Started regularily getting credentials and shooting music festivals around the Philadelphia area around 2004. I have been lucky to be able to have expanded that to also shooting a lot of concerts. I always look forward to the Philadelphia Folk Festival as it never ceases to thrill me. After all it was my first.
Pictures can be found at www.photosmithdigital.com.
There has been a lot of talk over the last year or two about Margo Price. When there is this much talk, some are bound to call it hype. Well, I have to say no way. This lady fulfills absolutely […]
Richard Thompson The Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA 11/10/2018 Richard Thompson brings something special to the stage when he performs. He brings years of experience. At The Keswick Theatre the other night he seemed to be on […]
Rory Block & Cindy Cashdollar: Sisters Of Slide Sellersville Theater Sellersville, PA November 1, 2018 Way back in the late 60’s I got into the blues. Yes, I bought a harmonica and fooled around with it to no avail. […]
Jackie Greene & The Modern Lives Band World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA 10/4/2018 Wow, what a great show. I had shot Jackie Greene previously a few times with Trigger Hippy and I fully realize what an incredible musician and […]
Amy Helm Sellersville Theater Sellersville, PA 9/16/2018 Amy Helm has told me she doesn’t read reviews at all. Great, that gives me a good excuse to keep this short. After all, I am a photographer who writes reviews […]
Rodney Crowell World Cafe Live Philadelphia, Pa 8/24/2018 First of all it is great to see and hear Rodney Crowell out on tour. He sounds great. The show was opened by Joe Robinson. A singer songwriter from Australia who […]
It is great to see and hear Rodney Crowell out on tour. He sounds great. The show was opened by Joe Robinson, a singer-songwriter from Australia who we will probably be hearing a lot about. Man, what a guitar player. […]
XPoNential Music Festival Wiggens Park Camden, NJ 7/27-29/2018 This was a benchmark year for the music festival presented by Philly radio station WXPN. This was number 25. It was definitely a cause for celebration. Due to scheduling obligations I […]
Old Crow Medicine Show Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA 7/24/2018 So it seems Philadelphia really likes bluegrass. At last years Philly Folk Fest there were multiple examples of bluegrass, newgrass, stringband, or whatever else kind of music you want to […]
The 2018 version of David Bromberg’s Big Noise Festival in Wilmington, Delaware, was a blast. I do love these one day festivals. A great lineup of The National Reserve, David Wax Museum, Amy Helm, Betty LaVette, Railroad Earth, Los Lobos, […]
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